This sequel did not disappoint. There continues to be great perspective and things to ponder. The “journal” entries in this one are the thoughts of the Thunderhead. It was really interesting to see the rationale for some of the things in its world.
Here is a summary from Goodreads:
“Rowan has gone rogue, and has taken it upon himself to put the Scythedom through a trial by fire. Literally. In the year since Winter Conclave, he has gone off-grid, and has been striking out against corrupt scythes—not only in MidMerica, but across the entire continent. He is a dark folk hero now—“Scythe Lucifer”—a vigilante taking down corrupt scythes in flames.
Citra, now a junior scythe under Scythe Curie, sees the corruption and wants to help change it from the inside out, but is thwarted at every turn, and threatened by the “new order” scythes. Realizing she cannot do this alone—or even with the help of Scythe Curie and Faraday, she does the unthinkable, and risks being “deadish” so she can communicate with the Thunderhead—the only being on earth wise enough to solve the dire problems of a perfect world. But will it help solve those problems, or simply watch as perfection goes into decline?”
There are multiple, in depth storylines to follow about the main characters from book 1 as well as a few more.
The complexity of this world and how well it is put together continues to amaze me. I loved learning about it’s intricacies throughout the book, woven into the plot.
I don’t how else to describe it without taking the magic of the discovery away. I loved it just as much as I did the first book, and can’t wait to read the next one. I would highly recommend if you enjoyed Scythe. I gave this book a rating of 4 stars.